“Try and fathom the hypocrisy of a Government that requires every citizen to prove they are insured ... but not everyone must prove they are a citizen"
I had to chuckle when I read it because it seemed to me that its author had created, and very cleverly too, what is known in logic as a false syllogism. The philosopher Schopenhauer noted that this is often accomplished in order to get people to confirm their belief in something or change it to a desired position – used very often in creating propaganda.
Its main premise is that the government is hypocritical. Why? Because it requires citizens (we have to assume this term means born or naturalized citizens and not just residents) to prove they are insured. Well, what's wrong with that? Many state governments require that their drivers have insurance (whether they are "citizens" or not). And that reveals the minor premise which is false because it implies that all insureds have to be citizens. The conclusion is a true statement but it has nothing to do with the argument posed by the two premises. I’m really getting tired of the way the two “fars” – the far right and the far left – are bombarding us with their duplicitous rhetoric.
A simple example of a similar false syllogism could be:
Democrats are men
John is a man
Therefore, John is a Democrat.